Early Career Geoscience Faculty Visit to the National Science Foundation

Friday, June 17, 2011

If you are planning to go (or thinking about going) on the optional NSF visit on June 17, please browse the NSF web site, which provides information about all of their programs, including the Program Directors. Particular web pages that may be useful give information about the Geoscience Directorate (this includes links to the Divisions of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Ocean Sciences), the Geoscience Staff, the Division of Undergraduate Education, and the Division of Human Resources.


6:45 am Depart for NSF (from Hospitality House, either on the bus or in your own car)

9:45-10:15 Check in (get visitor badge). You must have government-issued photo identification (e.g., driver's license).

10:15-10:50 Introduction to the National Science Foundation and Geoscience-Related Programs (Room 110)

  • Welcome and Introduction to the Directorate for Geosciences - Margaret Cavanaugh, Deputy Assistant Director
  • Welcome from the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) - Robert Detrick, Division Director
  • Welcome from the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) - Michael Morgan, Division Director
  • Welcome from the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) - Phil Taylor, Section Head, Ocean Section
  • Education Initiatives in the Geosciences Directorate: Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences and the Geoscience Education Program - Lina Patino

11:00-12:00 Small group meetings OR individual meetings with relevant program officers for those whose research interests are different than the programs listed below. Small group meetings are scheduled based on the number of participants with interests in these programs and the availability of program officers.

  • Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (Room 130) - Brad Smull, Eric DeWeaver, Alex Pszenny, Dave Verardo
  • Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics (Room 770)- Paul Cutler
  • Geophysics (Room 340)- Robin Reichlin, Eva Zanzerkia
  • Hydrologic Sciences (Room 730) - Tom Torgerson, Richelle Allen-King
  • Petrology and Geochemistry (Room 785N) - Sonia Esperanca, Bill Leeman
  • Sedimentary Geology & Paleobiology and Geobiology & Low-Temperature Geochemistry (Room 340) - Enriqueta Barrera
  • Tectonics (Room 310) - David Fountain, Steve Harlan

12:00-1:00 Lunch on your own or with small groups

Afternoon: Small group sessions and individual meetings to discuss research goals/projects with NSF Program Officers.

1:30-2:10 Concurrent Sessions

  • Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) (Room 730) - Dave Matty
  • Earth Sciences (EAR) Instrumentation and Facilities (Room 770) - David Lambert

2:15-2:55 Concurrent Sessions

  • Coupled Natural and Human Systems (Room 730) - Sarah Ruth
  • Earthscope (Room 755.23)- Greg Anderson, Charles Estabrook
  • Effective Broader Impacts, Opportunities to Support International Activities, and Grant Supplements for Undergraduates and Outreach Activities (REU, RET, and Communicating Research to Public Audiences Supplements) (Room 770)- Lina Patino (EAR), Lisa Rom (OCE), Jessica Robin (Office of International Science and Engineering), Sylvia James (Informal Science Education - Communicating Research to Public Audiences)

3:00-3:40 Integrating Research and Education: NSF's CAREER Program and fulfilling the "Broader Impacts" requirement (Room 110)- Sonia Esperanca (EAR), Michelle Hall (OCE), and Sue Weiler (AGS) (Room 110)

3:45-4:25 Concurrent sessions

  • Interdisciplinary Opportunities: Science and Engineering for Environmental Sustainability (SEES) and Frontiers in Earth System Dynamics (FESD) (Room 770)- Rita Teutonico (Directorate of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences) and Robin Reichlin (EAR)
  • Broadening Participation in the Geosciences (Room 730) - Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG), the GEO-Education program, and Human Resource Development programs - Lina Patino (GEO) and Marilyn Suiter (EHR)

4:30-5:00 Debriefing session (Room 730)

5:15 Dinner at Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe, 4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22203 (703-528-3131)

6:45 Bus departs for Williamsburg (leave from restaurant)